Encounter America has implemented processes intended to protect user information and maintain security of data. Each account holder is assigned a unique user name and password, which is required to access their account. It is your responsibility to protect the security of this login information. We have attempted to protect Encounter America’s servers by locating them in areas with security procedures, use of firewalls and implementing other generally available security technologies. These safeguards help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of data, but no guarantee can be made that your information and data will be secure from intrusions and unauthorized release to 3rd parties.
Collection of Information
We respect the privacy of all users, and consider all data that is collected to be private. Your information is used strictly for internal purposes, and Encounter America will not distribute or sell your information to a 3rd party, except as disclosed in this statement. We collect email addresses from those who contact us via email, and ask for information such as your email address and name when you sign up for an account with Encounter America. The information we collect is not distributed or sold to a 3rd party. It will only be used to communicate with you about your Encounter America account, and where needed as part of certain Encounter America features. You may update your account information at any time. When you submit information, you are transferring such information into the United States and you hereby consent to such transfer.
Web Server Logs
For statistical purposes, Encounter America will gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. These log files contain standard information collected by web servers, such as client IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), operating system, etc. This information is only used internally, and is not distributed or sold to a 3rd party. Encounter America uses this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the Encounter America website and to gather demographic information about its user base as a whole. Encounter America does not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information.
A “cookie” is a small text file containing a unique identifier that our web server sends to a user’s browser, and may be stored on a user’s hard drive. Cookies are required to use Encounter America services. If you have your browser set to reject cookies, your use of the Encounter America services is likely to be interrupted. The cookies we use are not permanent.
Compliance with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
As a business service, Encounter America does not target its offering toward, and does not knowingly collect any personal information from, users under thirteen (13) years of age.
Encounter America complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of date from the European Union countries and Switzerland. Encounter America has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement, as further explained in our Safe Harbor Notice Terms Of Service.
Terms and Conditions
Your use of the Encounter America services is governed by our Terms and Conditions Terms Of Service, which contains disclaimers, limitations of liability and a choice of Georgia law and jurisdiction.